Animal Matters Articles

Leishmaniosis

October 29th, 2013|Categories: Animal Matters Articles|

Leishmaniosis is a serious disease caused by a one celled parasite that can affect most of our dogs; it appears less in cats. The one thing that produces the infection from one sick dog, or carrier of the disease, to another dog or to humans, is a mosquito known as a sandfly, well known as “phlebotomo”. The whole vital circle of this parasite takes place inside the mosquito and is only transferred by a bite from this mosquito. […]

Honey Bees

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Animal Matters Articles|

Honey Bees survive the winter as a colony, and the queen begins egg laying in mid to late winter, to prepare for spring. The queen is the only fertile female, […]

Cicadas

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Animal Matters Articles|

How often have you been disturbed whilst relaxing in the sun, reading a book, or just having a doze, by the strange, high-pitched noise of some little creature in the tree or bush? […]

The Wild Mountain Goat

June 27th, 2011|Categories: Animal Matters Articles|

The wild mountain goats frequently found in herds across the mountain ranges of Andalucia are Spanish Ibex. There were, until fairly recently, more subspecies living on the Iberian Peninsula, but now [...]

Snail Snoozing

June 27th, 2011|Categories: Animal Matters Articles|

Have you ever wondered what people are doing when you see them searching in the rough grass carrying a plastic bag? They can usually be seen after a period of rain [...]

Reindeer

June 27th, 2011|Categories: Animal Matters Articles|

What would Christmas be like without some reference to Reindeer? Stocking would not be filled by Father Christmas and Christmas songs like Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer would mean nothing. Originally, the [...]